Search this site:



Match case Regex search

Search Results from Flit(tm)

The Mandarinate Strikes Out

The left is having minor orgasms over L.F. Eason III who retired rather than fly the flags at "his lab" at half staff in honor of recently deceased Senator Jesse Helms and in obedience to gubernatorial proclamation. Why did he...
Posted in Flit(tm) on July 12, 2008 09:00 AM

Unified Command

Dr. Barnett's recent article Unity of effort requires unity of command is very long on indignation, and rightly so. For the US State Department to block the transition of even the rich off of rations is disgraceful. The State Department...
Posted in Flit(tm) on March 23, 2007 05:03 AM

Climate Report Editing

Is climate research honest? Is government climate research honest? Those are the important questions regarding climate research reporting but the NY Times seems to be much more interested in assuming the answer is yes and shutting down the other side...
Posted in Flit(tm) on June 9, 2005 01:16 PM

Reform or Purge

As long as I've been reading conservative political stuff (and that's been a long time, two decades now) the State Department has been viewed as a placee where conservatives and their ideas would not get a fair shake. It was...
Posted in Flit(tm) on November 24, 2004 11:11 AM

George Bush's Dusty Broom

After reading this piece by Phil Carter complaining about George Bush's impulse to purge the CIA, I have to ask, what world has he been living in? There have been calls for a purge up and down the entire national...
Posted in Flit(tm) on November 16, 2004 03:11 PM

The Mandarinate Strikes Back III

I've written previously about the rise of the mandarin class in the US federal government. David Brooks picks up the theme and focuses on the CIA's disgraceful activity during the recent campaign season to undermine their boss. Like the mainstream...
Posted in Flit(tm) on November 14, 2004 12:32 PM

Spoils System Problems

While I'm not a fan of the civil service system because it introduces a mandarin class the spoils system has its own idiocies. This sort of bad service was what original led to the creation of the civil service system....
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 22, 2004 09:03 PM

The Mandarinate Strikes Back II

It's not just State that suffers a mandarin problem. The Weekly Standard's article, Showstoppers is showing how some parts of the National Security Complex (DoD, NSC, Justice, CIA) has become unmoored from proper civilian control irrespective of party. Glenn Reynolds,...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 20, 2004 09:56 AM

The Mandarinate Strikes Back

Steven Den Beste has an excellent article out on the problems the US is facing with its State Department. I happen to prefer the label mandarin class as a descriptor for them as they (and their co-mandarins in other government...
Posted in Flit(tm) on September 2, 2003 07:12 PM
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::site_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::site_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0xd76268) Subroutine MT::Blog::SUPER::archive_url redefined at lib/MT/Object.pm line 125.